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Ikoyigate: Osinbajo panel may free NIA DG

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Barring last minute alteration in its decisions, the Presidential Investigative Panel probing suspended Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir David Lawal and the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayodele Oke, may have set free the security chief while recommending Lawal for criminal investigation and likely ...

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Akinrinade blasts Senators, Reps

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Former Chief of Army Staff in the Second Republic, General Alani Akinrinade has described Senators and members of the House of Representatives as “bunch of clowns.” Akinrinade, who was also the Chief of Defence Staff, between 1980 and 1981, during former President Shehu Shagari’s government, said this in a video ...

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Senate Postpones Presentation On 2017 Budget Report


The Nigerian Senate, Thursday, postponed the presentation on the 2017 Appropriation Bill. The report was delayed till Tuesday. The Committees on Appropriations in the Senate and House of Representatives had planned to present their reports today. The presentation was listed on the Order Paper for the plenary. But the Senate ...

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N’Assembly Raise Its Budget To N150 Billion

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The National Assembly has increased its 2017 budget in this year’s Appropriation Bill to N150 billion as against the initial proposed N120 billion. A source in the Senate explained that the raise was necessary as the legislature could no longer deploy the pooled resources for services provided in the National ...

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Confirm Magu as Substantive EFCC Boss, Group Urges NASS

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A civil society in the South-eastern part of the country has appealed to the Senate to confirm Magu as chairman of the anti-graft body. The Campaign for Democracy has urged the National Assembly to confirm Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the substantive chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. CD National ...

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12 States Owe Salaries Despite Bailout Funds From FG


A number of Nigerian states might be battling with insolvency despite the issuance of bail out funds by the Federal Government. No fewer than 12 states are still owing their workers a backlog of salaries and allowances, despite double bailout funds from the Federal Government, with Kogi State owing as ...

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$43.4m: Osinbajo Panel Compiles List of Invitees


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been gathering the names of Nigerians to answer questions on the recovered funds from the Osborne Towers in Ikoyi, Lagos. Barely 24 hours after its constitution, the Presidential Investigative Committee on alleged infractions by two senior government officials got cracking yesterday. The committee, headed by ...

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